TOPIC: Live Oak Project
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Date: Sun, Mar 23 2008 11:55 am
ENTS, Saturday I returned to Pass Christian, Ms., where earlier last
year I reported on the Meeting Oak. While measuring it I noticed
several other large Oaks in the area and new they were 20' .
Pass Christian Oak
Pass Christian Oak Crown
Anyway the first is the Pass Christian Oak , CHB-25' 2", Height-49.5'
Spread-120'. Making it #29 on the Project listing. Located at City
Hall about one quarter mile from the Gulf of Mexico on the corner of
Fleitas Ave., and E. Second street.
The second tree I measured, The Miramar Oak, at
Second St., is #58 on the list. CBH-22', Height-58.5, and
My Shadow in the Live Oak
Both of these Oaks were in 10-15' of
saltwater during Hurricane Katrina with little effect as the Live
has adapted to the Saltwater environments along the coastal region of
its home range. Of the 50,000-75,000 (conservative estimate), Live
Oaks along the Ms., Coast, less than 100 will make the listing. I'll
post some photos on the file page. 20'+ Oaks are not common, it
at least 200 years to attain this size.